Gaming Fake memory sticks

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I am getting so fed up of my PSP in trying to get genuine memory sticks for it, I just got another fake and it doesn't matter how carful you are in getting one, this is the third one in a row that is a fake I am seriously thinking of selling my PSP and getting something ells that does not use SONY memory sticks
 

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Sephxus said:
You can get a micro sd card and get an memory stick adapter for it.
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A normal store never sold me a fake one
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....yeah fake's can be a pain..

like one time, my friend was playing Metroid prime (first one on GC) and he had 70% complete of the game and log and stuff..
memory card corrupt, the end.
 

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Amazon.com

'nuff said.

I bought numerous memory card of all types and sizes from there. I have never gotten a fake. Amazon is also really good about customer protection. If someone sells fake merch, they get the boot fairly quickly.
 

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TwinRetro said:
Amazon.com

'nuff said.

I bought numerous memory card of all types and sizes from there. I have never gotten a fake. Amazon is also really good about customer protection. If someone sells fake merch, they get the boot fairly quickly.
With that said, if you use Amazon, try to stick to Amazon or another large volume retailer like J&R. There are a number of smaller shops on there that I suspect wouldn't have any issues with slipping in some fakes.
 

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The problem is you're not using sources that are trusted. The best option is retail, however, it will cost a lot more. Since you live in Australia, try MSY. I buy all my memory sticks from there, all genuine for half the price.
 

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If you're buying from somebody that's reselling, you're taking a risk.

If you buy three 8GB memory sticks from resellers online for $25 each that all turn out to be fake, you wasted $75 when you could have just spent $70 on an official 16GB (shipping included) and ended up with a lot more for less by doing it right the first time.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
 

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Rydian said:
If you're buying from somebody that's reselling, you're taking a risk.

If you buy three 8GB memory sticks from resellers online for $25 each that all turn out to be fake, you wasted $75 when you could have just spent $70 on an official 16GB (shipping included) and ended up with a lot more for less by doing it right the first time.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Minor aside: 16GB sticks are a lot cheaper than $70 now. Try $40. Of course that's still approaching 2x the cost of a similar SD card...
 

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Buy Sandisk, use a bit of common sense and don't be a cheapskate? If you'd done that to start with then you'd have only needed one purchase...
 

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I bet you have already spent much money on those fakes memory sticks than in a true and legit one. Just buy it from a good site, such as amazon or shoptemp (is there memory sticks on shoptemp?)

Also, get a Nintendo DS.
 

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No MicroSD adapter registers as MG supported. In your particular case i'd strongly suggest that you just go out and buy a decent Sandisk Ultra II Pro Duo for asking price. Don't go looking for bargains or third party traders....just buy a standard, normally priced stick.
 

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Firstly, what's with bozos posting in this thread about "get a DS" and "only thing is wrong here that you have a psp"? Must be strays landing in the wrong section
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Anyhow, advice listed in prior posts should be followed. Don't buy cheap peripherals on eBay / Computer & Electronics swap meets (my suspicion here) if you are serious on avoiding fakes.
 

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I just bought 3 memory sticks 16GB in the last 3 days from reputable retailers from around here one was MSY and ALL WERE FAKE I think fakes are so deeply entrenched that they getting into the retail market without the retailer even knowing they are fakes making it much harder to get a genuine
I have two options
1 Keep trying to get a genuine 16GB or 32GB
2 Change over to a DSi XL
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